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ski boots level 6 and up

post #1 of 10
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I am a 34 old, 185lbs, solid level 6 skier. You can see my last run at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBHk91wo-Rk
My goal is simple: to become a better skier. Currently I use Fischer RX8 and Salomon Evolution 8.0 boots, flex 70-80. (they must be 8 years old)
It's time to get new boots. I know that shall go to a ski shop and have someone to look at my feet. However, before I do that I would like to narrow my choices to few models. My feet are rather wide, I feel well when I wear wide shoes ("E").
What flex index shall I look for? So far I like Fischer Soma X100.
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by jacpol View Post
I know that shall go to a ski shop and have someone to look at my feet.

even better, find a BOOTFITTER to look at your feet. Lots of people work at sports stores and ski shops that have no idea what they are doing. Also all brands make a wide volume boot (102mm and wider)
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
even better, find a BOOTFITTER to look at your feet. Lots of people work at sports stores and ski shops that have no idea what they are doing. Also all brands make a wide volume boot (102mm and wider)
I agree 100% but I still worry that even a bootfiter will only recommend the boots that he sells in his store.
post #4 of 10
yes, odds are he will only recommend boots that he sells, and even better odds are he will have something that will fit you.

just about every boot company makes a boot that will be 95% of what you need, (average skier, med to wide feet) and no way that someone (even as good as "the boot guys" on epic ski) can get that last 5% with out seeing you in person.

salomon impact, lange fluid.
post #5 of 10
Mtnlion is correct. And of course we all will typically but not always recommend what is in our store, but as long as we have the skill to make it work, then no harm no foul.

As far as your "E" width goes. Every manufacturer makes a boot that will comfortably and with little or no modification fit an E width.

Lou
post #6 of 10
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I agree. I will definetely go and see a bootfitter.
Does anybody know anything about FISCHER MX PRO boots? I can't find to much info about. With the flex index of 110 isn't over my abilities?
Jack
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
Mtnlion is correct. And of course we all will typically but not always recommend what is in our store, but as long as we have the skill to make it work, then no harm no foul.

As far as your "E" width goes. Every manufacturer makes a boot that will comfortably and with little or no modification fit an E width.

Lou
I went to a local Ski shop today, the guy measured my feet and told me that I am "c/d width". the only boots that I "liked" there were Salomon Falcon 10- however right away i could feel that there were tied in fronts; they are 98mm wide. and with the flex index of 110 they may be not for my ski level.

I look for your comments.
post #8 of 10
salomin impact maybe then?
post #9 of 10
Impact would probably work fine, but c/d width in 98 mm last also works with only a small amount of work. I agree the 110 flex is probably higher than you need, but again it can be changed.

I think the answer is more can you find something closer to what you are searching for a still be in a shop with someone competent to finish it off?

Lou
post #10 of 10
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I went to a local Ski shop today, the guy measured my feet and told me that I am "c/d width". the only boots that I "liked" there were Salomon Falcon 10- however right away i could feel that there were tied in fronts; they are 98mm wide. and with the flex index of 110 they may be not for my ski level.

I look for your comments.
you use the words the only boots that you liked....what did the fitter recomend??? after all i like the ferrari f50 but it is hopeless for what i want from a car

I am affraid to say he sounds like more of a salesman than a fitter
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